Once again, the AWANA Grand Prix is here and thankfully, the kids have picked out easier projects. For anyone new to the idea of the Grand Prix (also known as a pine wood derby) the goal is to build the fasted or best-looking car. We are required to use the wood, wheels and axels that come with the kit but can modify the body in any way. My kids usually start with a Hot Wheels car to emulate. Some turned out better than others did, and only a couple times was I able to talk them into a unique design.
Here are this year's prototypes:
The girl chose this little green gem from her personal collection. She even picked numbers "00" so it will match. Obviously, I have another tail fin to construct.
The young man selected this sleek road monster. It has a simple shape despite all the added extras. He does not seem as excited about the race this year especially since I am having him do more of the work. The glamor is not worth hours of sanding.
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